Monday, April 14, 2008

The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch) by Caroll Spinney

Lessons from a Life in Feathers

This inspirational book gives readers the behind the scenes of the beginning days of Sesame Street and Caroll’s journey to play the role of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. I loved reading about his passion for puppets and the steps he took that eventually landed him the job as the most popular and famous bird ever!

Favorite chapters: “Become who you always were” and “Give it a Month.” Both of these chapters helped me appreciate Caroll's commitment to his dreams and inspired me to never give up on mine! Yeah, I shed a few tears while reading this book.

If you get the chance ... grab this book. It’s wonderful even if you are not a Sesame Street fan!

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-wing bird
That cannot fly.
~ Langston Hughes